We have covered the health benefits of seafood in a past post, and in this post we are going to build on that. We have discussed the great protein benefits in fish and we went into detail about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, but this week we are going to look at five of the healthiest types of fish that you can enjoy at your dining room table.
The first is a fish we have mentioned frequently in past posts: salmon. Salmon is delicious and also healthy. Wild salmon is preferred over farmed salmon because it contains more vitamins and minerals, though it is more expensive.
Herring is another popular, healthy option. Herring and sardines are very similar, and both are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Herring is often enjoyed smoked or pickled.
Mackerel is another fish that contains a strong amount of healthy fats, and this can help to treat high blood pressure. Mackerel is more oily than other fish and is commonly enjoyed after being pan-fried.
The fourth fish on our list is Cod. Cod is a white fish that is a very high protein to fat and calorie ratio, and is a great source of vitamins. There are several delicious recipes out there discussing how to cook cod, and many of the most popular involve baking the fish.
Our fifth choice is mahi mahi. Per the United States Department of Agriculture, one six-ounce service of mahi mahi contains over 31 grams of protein and less than 1.5 grams of fat.
Regardless of which of the above selections you decide to go with, you will be sure to enjoy a delicious, healthy meal that the whole family will love.